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Recent North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley reviews

  • Antique converted barn, can't beat the view or the location!

    "Stayed here just a week ago, at the end of the season. The inside is very unique, in all the right ways. Looking up to the ceiling, there is nothing but native timber, very distinctive. The upstairs is a U-shaped loft area via a partial spiral stairway. Looking out the front of the house from the loft, it is wall to wall windows and two large patio doors. The view is just as amazing from the inside of the house as outside. It's hard to tell from the pictures, but the deck runs the full length of the house in front, and wraps around to a large deck area on the side with table seating for six or more. Plenty of space on the front deck and a two person glider as well. The side deck is adjacent to nice bricked patio and garden area. There is also a patio door access from the kitchen to the side of the deck. There are stairs off the deck that lead down to the rocky shore below, when the tide is changing the sounds are amazing including lots of seagulls (which you will also hear on the roof as well). At low tide there is a small sandy beach below and to the right, and a large public beach is a very short walk down the street. The house sits farther out that your neighbors on either side, so you have privacy and a view. To the right you can see the old harbor, to the left the beach, and all to the front the wrapping coastline of the bay. The house faces the northeast which while I was there the decks has both sun and shade times. There are a row of houses/shops right behind which is the main street. Equidistant in the other direction from the beach is Bearskin neck full of eateries, shoppes, galleries, etc. If you want to avoid driving, the train station is only a couple blocks away and runs to Gloucester, Salem and Boston, the trains run from early in the morning til late at night. Great food everywhere I went, but plan ahead, even at the end of the season places fill up fast. Some places seat 20 or fewer people which adds to the charm but would be tough for large parties and at peak season. Kitchen is well stocked with both large and small appliances and a charcoal grill on the side deck, linens and towels ready to go. Washer and dryer in upstairs bathroom are a great touch. Plenty of parking space and plenty of Rockport is within walking distance from the house. Small convenience store in Rockport, but a full size supermarket and shopping is just up the road in Gloucester in minutes. Great place to stay in and go out!"
    Guest: Matt Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 23, 2014
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  • Adorable Home - Convenient location

    "Adorable home with great sized kitchen; washer & dryer are a bonus to renters; living room could use a comfortable chair as an alternative to the sectional couch for seating; bedrooms are accommodating, however a bed in one upstairs bedroom had a broken box spring frame. The backyard picture is outdated - unfortunately the lovely flower garden in the center of the back yard no longer exists - it is now a large unkept overgrown circle of some sort of thorny bush - difficult for small children to play around. As noted in another review - the stairs are extremely steep for young children to navigate and upstairs bedrooms have no doors for privacy or sound control from downstairs. Otherwise this house is a great location, easy walk to Rockport village shops, restaurants and lovely Front Beach - quiet & peaceful to watch sailboat classes and paddle boarders ."
    Guest: Lynda & Brad, Vermont Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 3, 2014
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  • Whale Cove Gardens

    "Rating Details: I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was spotless. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We'd stayed here before and knew exactly what to expect... a quiet, well equipped spot to relax."
    Guest: A guest from Gainesville Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 9, 2014
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  • Tommy & Teri

    "Thank you Liz for sharing your home. The pictures do it no justice. Liz thought of everything and by opening a cabinet or draw you saw that. Very easy person to deal with. Thank you again Liz. We will return to Lanes Cove."
    Guest: Tommy Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 5, 2014
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Manchester-by-the-Sea Travel Tips

Fit in with Manchester-by-the-Sea Vacation Rentals

For such a relatively small area, Manchester-by-the-Sea has much to offer. To really fit in and feel the true flavor of the place, find accommodations in any Manchester-by-the-Sea vacation rentals. The place is a true representation of small town quaintness. This New England locale is much more than a vacation hotspot, so finding good North Shore Boston lodging needs to be done early.

Things to See and Do in North Shore Boston From Your Manchester-by-the-Sea Vacation Rentals

Like any other summer vacation location, Manchester-by-the-Sea offers an eclectic mix of activities for everyone. For those persons, who rather prefer a quiet vacation where all they do is relax, Manchester-by-theSea vacation rentals is the ticket. After a day on the beach, join the throng at Captain Dusty's Ice Cream Shop and watch the sun go down. During summer months, visitors can enjoy concerts held in Masconomo Park. Even though known for its summer tourism, Manchester-by-the-Sea is just as welcoming of folks looking for winter fun. Grab a hold of the area's events calendar to help you plan your vacation.

Pet Allowed on Your Vacation

Pet owners can take their animals with them as some Manchester-by-the-Sea vacation rentals are pet-friendly. This means that man and his best friend can enjoy the great outdoors together as they run along the beach or go for long walks. Fitness buffs may want to check out the Manchester Athletic Club. The Club has lots of options that will ensure that you don't miss the gym while on vacation.

Eating Out in Manchester-by-the-Sea

There are many different restaurants and eateries in the area if you'd rather to eat out. Some allow you to eat outside on a deck while you take in the natural beauty of the harbor. Try out Cala's Restaurant or Essen to get a taste of the cuisine. Parking may be limited, but with many Manchester-by-the-Sea beach homes close to many of the available attractions, this is no problem.

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